Monday, March 22, 2010

My Roller Derby Tee Shirt Collection...yet another obsession.

Yeah...Derby more than a few and can never have enough. And whats cool is that sometimes when I get a tee in the mail I also get some other cool stuff too. Ya know...stickers, buttons, bottle openers, key fobs, postcards, schedules, flyers. I freakin' LOVE it!! Bring it on!! And now it seems that Dallas Derby Devils...henceforth known only as the Devils..are sendin' me a DDD tee with "Biker Dave" on the back. WOW *blush* Im feelin' the love here lately. Nice. Thanks to Brenda from DDD for that one!

And I also wanna shout out to the great London Rollergirls!! Love that squad. Lisa arranged for a tee to be sent from across the pond for my BDay but it didnt get here until last week. And what a great surprise to find so many fun Derby-things. Button, stickers (gave a few away to a couple of REAL excited Rollergirls...hahaha), a combination fob/bottle opener (!!), a postcard schedule and an awesome Roll Britannia patch. When I build up enuff patches I think I might get a denim vest and have em all sewn on. Thanx LONDON... You skaters are awesome!!

And a 'lil shout out to Bakersfield Rollergirls too! I got a tee from them and when they shipped it I got stickers and buttons too. Ya know I just cant get enuff Derby-things. Which got me to thinkin'.

I think that after I've built up enuff of those said Derby-things wouldnt it be cool to have a Modern Roller Derby Museum?? Seriously! Skaters could donate uni's, skates or whatever and everything could go into the Museum for all the Derby fans to see. And the Museum would start, historically speaking, with the Austin-born brand of "modern" Roller Derby (with respect and due given to Ann Calvello of course). Because really, Derby is a true sport in its modern incarnation and eventually deserves a Museum of its own. Something apart from the Old School Derby. I could see it happening. There could be a records/posters/photos/flyers room...jerseys and skates of notable Rollergirls..all the WFTDA Champs pics line one wall...hmmmm. Yeah...I like the sounda that. And there could be a seperate section for Banked-Track stuff too. It would be epic!!

For those who would like to see my Roller Derby tee collection just click on that facebook dealie to your right and check out the album!

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Sioux Falls v Naptown Preview!

Before I even start can I go on a 'lil rant right quick?? NO BLACK TEE'S!!?? Come on SFRD!! I need a BLACK SFRD tee! that offa my chest so lets just move on shall we?? Those aforementioned Fightin' Sioux are coming to Naptown to bout tomorrow nite!! Damn...Im such a slacker...puttin' up my bout preview the DAY BEFORE the bout. Ridiculous. Oh well. The Sioux have a WFTDA record of 3-5 and when I saw them at the last Fall Brawl I was mightily impressed with them. They looked like a disciplined, fit, quick team with very good chemistry. I got to chat with Lilly Kill Kill at the Tournament and I remember being struck by how tight-knit this team is. I mean, remember, they DO hail from the "Best Lil DERBY City in America"!! The Sioux won against apparent arch-nemesis Omaha x2 but have also LOST to Omaha x2. And then there was that strange, nearly surreal bout against Naptown. Was that bout in a pole barn with pigeons flying around while a dog barking contest ensued next door??! Really??! Uh huh. And so NRG went down to SFRD. Ouch. At any rate SF have been VERY respectable in all their bouts with the one exception being a -139 point showing against the Minnies. That one was for growth n experience so all is well. Can I admit something?? I really respect this team. They have some good sponsers and are building a following in a metro area pool of only 232,000 people. And it should also be mentioned here that Sioux Falls was voted the 93rd angriest city out of 100 by Mens Health magazine...and what anger this city actually DOES possess resides within this talented Derby team!! And hey...SF is Colts TE Dallas Clarks hometown so thats pretty damn cool. 8)

Its pretty awesome that the Sioux have 29 skaters on their roster at this point. Who's gonna show up on the bout roster?? I havent a clue. I do hope that the modelesque Lilly shows tho...she's cool. Hopefully the league Co-Founders, Queen Elizabitch and PainMaker, show too cuz I would like too meet and chat. Now at this point ya all gotta be thinkin' "Whats with this freakin' SFRD lovefest??". I know...I know. But ya know what?? I truly believe that bout against the Sioux was an abberation. Look, our Rollergirls may have been a bit rattled by the venue...the loooong trip or whatever. But with the play I've seen thus far this season I would bet the mortgage on Naptown in this one. And remember...I dont predict Naptown bouts. Oops. I just did.
Oh and btw...that gorgeous Rollergirl pictured above is Lilly Kill Kill. She's awesome as a pivot, blocker OR jammer. Damn I hope she shows for this one.